Massasoit Just announced it's reopening. Per the letter I got: After years of being closed following a lightning storm event that disabled the park’s underground electrical system, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Massasoit State Park’s campground will reopen to the public starting on Friday, August 24, 2018. In recognition of the campground’s reopening, the Administration is providing free camping on Friday, August 24, 2018 through Sunday, August 26, 2018 Initially closed in 2008, the Baker-Polito Administration reopened the gates to Massasoit State Park in 2015 for passive recreation, such as hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. In order to reopen the campground facilities, the DCR has rehabilitated 94 campsites, upgraded the electric hookups to 20/30/50 amps, and added water to each site in two of the loops for campers. Additionally, 16 miles of trail maintenance has been completed. To assist in the operations of the park, the agency has hired seasonal staff members, who will maintain the park and oversee its campground operations. Additional work at the park included: The renovation of the park contact station; The installation of new signage; The restoration of running water and power to the park and campground; The repair and re-paving of park roadways; The renovation of the entrance station; The installation of lighting along the path to the campground and playground; The restoration of Campers Beach; The management of water vegetation overgrowth; and, The restoration of four campground comfort stations. While camping will be free from Friday, August 24, 2018 through Sunday, August 26, 2018 (there will be an online transaction fee of $8.65), the DCR highly recommends campers consider making reservations in advance. During the remainder of the season, camping fees will be $17 for instate residents, and $27 for out-of-state residents.